We made it to Friday! Wait, it is Friday right?

As I type this I am eating breakfast (a roll) in my car doing the best to social distance myself while doing laundry at the Waschsalon. I may be popping into Target and/or Kroger after this. Anyone need anything? 🙂

Last night I figured out how to salvage my sugarless pumpkin bread. All hail maple syrup!

My goal today is to do enough work to keep my job, and find a way to exercise that doesn’t involve my trainer; after three consecutive days I need something else.

As Ham would say, “Make it a great day”.

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44 Responses to 2020-03-20

  1. barb says:

    boring evening at home, but did do some laundry.
    My MIL is watching too much TV – now she wants us taking some Malaria meds……..
    I finally saw what she was watching – its a test – they don’t know if they will work.

  2. Is social distancing ending? Many people in Target, most in line to buy toilet paper.

    Also, a ton of cars outside Kroger.

  3. I’m such an idiot l. I was so rigged out by people queued up for TP that I forgot to look for a few items that I wanted to stock up on, coffee, tea, etc. 🤦🏻‍♂️

  4. barb says:

    people are thinking they are going to starve, they need to HOARD!!!

  5. Steve says:

    A good day working yesterday from home. Yesterday afternoon I took the tractor in my big chainsaw and took out a tree that was across the trail near our house. I almost had to do the lumberjack walk of shame after getting the saw stuck i’m so out of practice of signing that I forgot to take my wedges and a chain but with the bucket of the tractor I managed to finally get that saw free.

    It seems like there will be more chainsawing in my future today as well as some quality time spent on two wheels.

    Have a great socially distanced weekend everyone !


  6. Bonnie says:

    People have to shop. 🤷🏼‍♀️

    • ITP Lurker says:

      And Paulie has to rant. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    • Yes, as evidenced by my going out today, that I get. However there were at least twenty people in line to snag toilet paper. It reminded me of the Cabbage Patch Kid craze in the 1980s.

      I stopped at Joe’s Coffee House on my way home and picked up a cup of coffee to go, currently the only way you can buy coffee.

      • barb says:

        Cabbage Patch kids lines – that’s a flashback.

        I wonder who will show up at my house for H5 tonight – I’m going to guess just MC & Crip. I guess I should look at the FB page.

        • Bonnie says:

          If I were “free” tonight I would come. Alas, I am not.

        • I am “free” (and could be “easy” as well) but will probably hunker down and eat food in front of the television again tonight. Hope you had a nice evening, the weather should be great.

    • Oh this wasn’t a rant, it was more of an observation of disbelief. Hell, I’m certainly no better than they, I was “in public” doing laundry and stopped at Target. I didn’t even want toilet paper!

  7. HamWithCam says:

    Yeah, my PharmD friend is skeptical of the whole “CQ” deal. The good news it is mass-produced and plentiful.

    We did take-out last night from local favorite Taqueria del Sol. They really had their system down and except for an obvious absence of many of the regular staff, seem to be doing OK.

    Trivia: this week’s TDS taco special was been renamed to “Baja Fish”. Previous name was……..(Corona Fish).

    BTW, Paulie, now is an excellent time to consider getting shed of your current automobile. Sales will be w-a-y down. Between now and the end of the month is your prime window. Before supplies (as factories cut back) slow down.

    Ditto for home improvement projects. Contractors need the work.

    //NoExcusesMode = ON all

    BTW: The pollen has hit Decatur, with a vengeance.

    73 de JG/HamWithCam

    • I thought about the car deal. I’m concerned about my cracked windshield, and my cash flow. I’m “fine” for awhile as long as I don’t do anything crazy.

      I have scheduled someone to come out Monday to give me an estimate of fixing the fascia board and roofing leak that caused the rotting, and hopefully rid that area of anything that has taken up residence. If I can get a feel for how long I will be working from home I may make another couple of calls next week.

      Along with insects I noticed the return of pollen this week too. 🤢

      • ITP Lurker says:

        I think it’s safe to count on working from home for weeks in the best case. For comparison purposes, I read an article this week about how the 1918 quarantine in Athens, GA lasted for right at a year.

        This is gonna be a marathon, by no means a sprint. For instance, the Atlanta Police Department is no longer responding to “non-essential” calls, and the US Treasury moved the tax filing date from April 15 to July 15. There ain’t no gettin’ out of this fast…

        • barb says:

          HMMMM- should I try to change the date I pay the taxes (I already filed) to July 15th? I won’t, because I’m too lazy to figure out how to do that.

        • Mine won’t get filed until I pay my tax preparer. That was going to happen today, but I failed to get everything ready last night. I’ll make it a priority next week.

      • Wow, I had not heard any of that.

      • HamWithCam says:

        “I have scheduled someone to come out Monday to give me an estimate of fixing the fascia board and roofing leak that caused the rotting, and hopefully rid that area of anything that has taken up residence. ”

        Good on you!

        ( “Plumbing…”)

        73 de JG/HamWithCam

  8. Considering walking up to the Village at lunch and seeing if anyone is serving to-go food instead of eating my food in an effort to further support my neighborhood financially. I could do with a walk, and it might help me feel a little better about things?

    • barb says:

      DO IT!!!
      I got a beer cheese burger yesterday at Marietta Burger Bar – the server working was so appreciative.
      Trying to figure out what small place to help out at lunch today – Red Eyed Mule has such a big following, I’d hope they are doing ok.
      I wonder how the Brazilian Bakery is doing? (are the Brazilians around here freaking out too?)

    • barb says:

      I’m A positive – I guess I’ll die………… I know I shouldn’t joke, but you gotta have a sense of humor.
      I got “yelled at” on FB because I said that paragraphs & spacing are a lost art on a post that was way too long, and really hard to read.

    • I don’t know my blood type (no one has ever told me?) but whatever it is I’m sure it’s negative. 😂

      Call me out if you’d like, but I assume that if I am ever in a situation in which I need to get blood I will either be unconscious, or in the care of medical professionals who can figure it out.

      Related: I have a physical scheduled in May and wonder if that will take place amid the world’s current situation; yesterday my dentist announced they were shutting temporarily, providing a number to call in case of emergency.

      • barb says:

        its on my blood donation card………. and Allan had it put on our Road IDs

        • Bonnie says:

          It’s on my blood donor card too, but darn I didn’t think to put it on my Road ID and I just got a new one.

          • barb says:

            if you are in a bad enough accident that they are relying on your road id for info – we figured that would be a good thing to put on it. Also- NKDA (no known drug allergies) for me – since I don’t have any.

          • Fortunately my “bad enough” accident required no blood. However, on mine is a phonetic pronunciation of my last name in case someone has to be contacted. I also use Their online service on which I can keep contact information up to date.

  9. Hmmm, just spoke to alarm company about messaging they are sending about needing to upgrade my system due to the sunsetting of 3G cell service. Of course their solution requires me to spend more money, either up front or via increased monthly bills. Ugh. I’m not ready to deal with this at the moment, and I know I have some time.

  10. Just did some very therapeutic shredding of old tax documents. 😁

    • That felt so good that in addition to sitting in my duff tonight I think that I will try and rustle up more things to get rid of from my house. Of course I don’t know when I can take them to a donation center, but that’s a problem for another day.

  11. Steve says:

    Mahindra (the tractor) my chainsaw and I spent a productive morning/afternoon removing a tree that had blown down some years ago. I was wondering how it kept blooming and many of the limbs has become roots as they laid on the ground. I’ve never seen such a thing.

    I have a physical scheduled for mid April and have wondered if it’s going to happen. I’ll call and see.

    The bank just announced a couple more weeks of work from home… at least.

  12. ITP Lurker says:

    Today’s outing to the bank was frustrating. Drive-thru was closed at the EAV SunTrust. Oh well, I’m grateful to be able to get my deposit made. I’m making deposits as soon as checks arrive, I’m not taking any chances.

    • Bonnie says:

      Lurker, I’m guessing you don’t trust using online depositing (taking a photo of the check with your phone)? If so, I can respect that.

      • barb says:

        I LOVE mobile deposit…………

      • I love it too. One of these days I need to remember to visit an ATM.

      • ITP Lurker says:

        It’s a business account, and unless I’m missing something I can’t access it on the app because I use their Online Cash Manager. Otherwise yes, I’d be all over taking pictures. I can do that with my personal account at another institution. I could pay $50/month to have a check scanner in my office, but it’s not warranted for me.

        • ITP Lurker says:

          Yeah, just checked the app, no mobile deposit for me. Their app looks like something out of the 1990s. Hopefully BB&T will bring something better to the table when the merger formalizes.

  13. Bonnie says:

    My outings today were to the pet store in EAV, deliver supplies to a friend’s porch who is self-quarantining, followed by a stroll around Ormewood Park. I think I’ll pick up pizza tonight from Grant Central Pizza.

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